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Should pregnant mums eat for two? Ross and John find out

Sorry pregnant mums, it turns out eating for two is not a valid excuse for piling on the kilos.

It turns out 3 out of 4 pregnant women are not gaining a healthy amount of weight, which can risk their babies health.

Professor Helena Teede from Monash University says that women often over indulge in food and rest during pregnancy, but this is not about making women feel guilty.

“Women should remain active throughout pregnancy,” said Professor Teede.

“The important message here is, for women, we need to know about whats healthy weight gain in pregnancy, for our health professionals, we need to be much better at helping women gain that healthy amount of weight during pregnancy,” said Professor Teede.

Click PLAY above to hear more from Professor Helena Teede.

 

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